Jul 10, 2011 12:00pm EDT
" with candy crowley begins right now. > speaker boehner balks as a big deal, but tonight's white house meeting is still on. today, the debt deal in peril with republican whip kevin mccarthy and democratic leader chris van hollen. then the economy in 2012 with rick santorum. >> we have a president who's in denial. >> and after the space shuttle with nasa administrator charles bolden. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." hope for a grand debt deal got buried last night in a blizzard of status quo rhetoric. speaker boehner writing -- out of the white house, communications director dan pfeiffer responded -- joining me now to try to make sense of where things stand, house republican whip, kevin mccarthy of california. if i am out there listening to all of this, i want to strangle all of you. why can you not get this deal? this looks to me like a strategic bargaining ploy rather than where we're actually going to end up from speaker boehner. >> i don't see that at all. boehn boehner's been very clear there are no votes for a tax increase. you look at the jobs data, only 18,000 jobs.
Jul 10, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >> thank you. >>> speaking boehner balks as a big deal, but tonight's white house meeting is still on. today, the debt deal in pairil. and then the economy in 2012 with presidential candidate, rick santorum. >>> i am candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." hoped for a grand debt deal got buried last night in a blizzard of status quo rhetoric. the white house will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. i think the best approach may be in producing a smaller measure. and dan pfeiffer responded, we cannot ask the middle class and seniors to bear all the costs and budget cuts. >>> joining me now, house republican whip, kevin mccarthy of california. if i am out there listening to all of this, i want to stan gul awful you. why can you not get this deal? it looks like a bargaining ploy? >> i don't think so. you would not increase taxes on the small business, which is what the president wants to do. you had an negotiation with cantor and kyl and biden. so what he's saying, let's go there, there's no taxes, and there are cuts right there, but why don't you als
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am PDT
this. every two years we jockey for the next election. we never make long, hard term decisions. the big deal they're talking about cutting spending over the next ten years still adds $6 trillion to the debt so the real deal to limit spending and get us in balance would be an amendment to our constitution. without that, we're just going to talk to each other and run america into the ground. >> let me ask you about the so-called mcconnell/reid plan, which is not, as i understand it, completely put together yet. but it would allow the president to to raise the debt ceiling in three increments between now and the end of next year, perhaps with some spending cuts attached. as a last resort, would you vote for that in order to avoid the -- >> i'm sticking with the -- i don't have any confidence that anything that republican or democratic leaders is going to lead to the solutions that we need. it never has in the past. i'm looking for a win/win. i'm looking for a way to raise the debt ceiling and we need to, but we need to address fundamentally what got us into debt. cut, cap, and balance gets
Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
an agreement here that i hope they will consider supporting. >> and the next big area is the debt committee, as you call it, and the question is how do they guarantee absolutely that you get the kind of deficit reduction you are looking for, because we have had, with all due respect, committees in the past and they have not done so well, one very recently, and how do you hold fair feet to the fire? there is talk of triggers to make sure if they do not do their work congress will be forced to cut. >> first of all, we have not had anything like this. this is a joint committee of congress. it's not a commission that consists of outsiders. it's a joint committee of congress with an equal number of republicans and democrats, under enormous pressure from the american people, from the markets, foreign countries looking at us to see if we're going to get our house in order, to come up with significant additional savings over and above the initial ones that we will approve before the end of this year, and entitlement reform is absolutely critical. for example, the -- the trustees of the medicare and